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Georgetown College Women's Basketball Adds More Talent


Submitted on July 30, 2019

Georgetown College women's basketball coach James Jackson announced the additions of Kallie Sheron (Somerset, Ky.), Maddie Burcham (Hebron, Ky.), Lauren Boblitt (Lawrenceburg, Ky.), Grace Bartley (Pikeville, Ky.), Keke Ikeard (Madisonville, Ky.), Terri Abram (Lexington, Ky.), and Jalynn Landversicht (Nicholasville, Ky.) to national letters of intent.

"Our incoming class is extremely versatile and will contribute to building upon our future success," Jackson said. "We brought in a group of basketball players that can play a variety of different roles for us and are used to winning traditions."

Here is a glance at the newest additions to Georgetown College Women’s Basketball:

Kallie Sheron, G/F, 5-10, Fr., Somerset, Ky. (Southwestern HS)

Sheron left her mark at Southwestern High School by assisting her team in winning four district championships and their first-ever regional crown in 2019. In their inaugural appearance at the state tournament, Sheron led her team to the state championship game and was named the Player of the Game in the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four. She averaged nearly 12 points and seven rebounds per game throughout the season. Her efforts resulted in her being named to the all-district team, all-region team and the all-state tournament team. She was also named the 2019 All-County Player of the Year and participated in the Kentucky/Ohio All-Star game.

"Kallie had a breakout senior season and has proven that she can compete with the best," Jackson said. "She is a fierce competitor and always finds a way to come out on top. Her intensity will be a great contribution to our program."

Maddie Burcham, G/F, 5-11, Fr., Hebron, Ky. (Conner HS)

At Conner High School, Burcham scored more than 1,000 points and pulled down 800-plus rebounds playing the guard position. In addition to her individual achievements, Burcham assisted in leading her team to a 30-3 record this past season. The Lady Cougars spent seven weeks at No. 1 in the state in the AP poll. Burcham averaged nearly 10 points and 10 rebounds per game while shooting better than 52 percent from the floor. She was named to the 9th Region All-Star team at the conclusion of both her junior and senior seasons.

"Maddie comes from a winning program and is willing to take on any role for the team to win," Jackson said. "She is an extremely active defender and I am confident that her best basketball is ahead of her."

Lauren Boblitt, G/F, 6-1, Fr., Lawrenceburg, Ky. (Anderson County HS)

Boblitt accumulated more than 1,000 points, nearly 800 rebounds and 200-plus blocks during her career at Anderson County High School. She contributed to four consecutive district championships and was named to the all-district team three times. Boblitt was also a two-time member of the all-region team (2018, 2019) while being named to the Kentucky/Ohio All-Star team at the end of her senior season.

"Lauren's length and strength allow her to play inside and out," Jackson said. "Her ability to consistently knock down the three-point shot allows her to stretch the floor and makes her a tough matchup for opposing defenders."

Grace Bartley G/F, 5-9, Fr., Pikeville, Ky. (Pikeville HS)

Bartley and her teammates won the district and regional championship to qualify for the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1980 this past season. She averaged nearly 11 points and seve rebounds per game, joining the 1,000th point club. She was named to the all-district and all-region teams for three consecutive years.

"Grace played the majority of her senior season with a broken hand," Jackson said. "Her toughness will be a great addition to our program and we are excited to see her at full strength."

Keke Ikeard G/F, 5-9, Fr., Madisonville, Ky. (Hopkins County Central HS)

Ikeard was the first girls' basketball player to achieve the 1,000-point milestone at Hopkins County Central High School. She served as team captain throughout the course of her final three seasons. She averaged nearly 12 points and more than 10 rebounds per game as a senior and was named to the all-district and all-region teams every year of high school.

In addition to her individual achievements, Ikeard assisted in leading her team to a district championship in 2017.

"Keke is a versatile athlete and can do a lot of things on the floor," Jackson said. "She has the ability to create mismatch problems."

Terri Abram, G, 5-7, Fr., Lexington, Ky. (Lafayette HS)

At Lafayette High School, Abram averaged 12 points and four assists per game during her senior season. The Generals won back-to-back district championships (2016, 2017) and Abram was named the MVP of the 2017 district championship. The Generals were region runner-up in 2018 and Abram was named All-City first team.

"Terri is a floor general and a gym rat," Jackson said. "She brings a lot of personality to our program and will be fun to watch."

Jalynn Landversicht, G/F, 6-0, So., Nicholasville, Ky. (University of Tennessee at Martin)

Landversicht, a University of Tennesee at Martin transfer, will be competing in both basketball and track and field at Georgetown. A stand-out athlete, Landversicht set the school record for women's high jump (1.66m) at UTM.  

A native of Nicholasville, Ky., Landversicht played at East Jessamine High School. As the team's only senior, she averaged 20.2 points and 6.8 rebounds per game to lead the Jaguars. During her junior campaign, Landversicht averaged 14.3 points, six rebounds and four assists per game. In addition to her strong play on the hardwood, Landversicht won the Kentucky 3A state title for high jump in 2017 and the 2A state title in the 4x100m relay in 2018.

"Jalynn is an explosive athlete with a high motor. Her speed and length make her extremely versatile on both ends of the court," Jackson said. "In her time at UTM she has unleashed her athleticism and fine-tuned her jump shot."


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